South Africa Vs Sri Lanka Live Score (ODI)

Date: Saturday, 16 March, 2019 16:30 IST Venue: Newlands, Cape Town Match Status: Match Ended

South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 41 runs (D/L method)

225/10
Overs
49.3
R/R
4.56
Fours
19
Sixes
1
Extras
23
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Lasith Malinga (C) not out 0 0 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Kagiso Rabada 10 1 50 3
Lungi Ngidi 5 1 16 1
135/2
Overs
28.0
R/R
4.82
Fours
11
Sixes
0
Extras
10
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Aiden Markram not out 67 75 7 0
Rassie van der Dussen not out 28 37 2 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Lasith Malinga 6 0 22 1
Dhananjaya de Silva 1 0 3 0
  • 226 is the target now! The hosts are favorites to complete the whitewash. The Lankans will need to bowl really, really well if they are to avoid it. There is a little turn on this wicket and the side batting first most of the times win the games here but will this mediocre target prove to be enough? Join us to find out in a while.
  • The South African bowlers were on the mark once again. The new ball bowlers used the bounce that was available at the start and got wickets and also kept it tight. The other pacers did well during the middle. Tahir was the pick as he was economical and also took two wickets to his name. Rabada however, finished with the most wickets as he bagged a three-fer. They will be disappointed as they once again struggled to wrap the lower order up quickly but they will be satisfied with their overall performance.
  • After winning the toss and opting to bat, this was not the performance the Lankans would have been looking for. They lost their openers early. Mendis and Fernando then tried to steady the ship. The two did add 49 but the later fell when his team needed him to continue. Angelo Perera and Mendis then formed another good stand but three wickets in quick succession saw the visitors staring down the barrel. However, a 61-run stand between Udana and Priyamal has given their bowlers something to bowl at.
  • Tahir starts by saying he is working hard on his fielding and is pleased to have taken those catches. Mentions he is very pleased with his performance and he feels honored to play for South Africa. He feels, him retiring, is the right call as he would like the youngsters to step up now. Credits the way Rabada and Nortje bowled. Further adds they make his job easier. They need to continue to do well even in the World Cup as that is the big stage. Ends by saying, there is a little turn on the wicket but he hopes it gets better to bat on during the second half.
  • Another excellent performance with the ball by South Africa and another poor outing with the bat for the Lankans comes to an end. The hosts walk off to a standing ovation and they are led off the field by Tahir and Duminy. The former however, is later asked to give an interview.
  • 49.3 OUT! Caught! Shorter length delivery on off, Dananjaya looks to pull but gets no timing on that one and the ball goes straight to JP Duminy at mid-wicket. Sri Lanka bowled out for 225.
  • 49.2 Play and a miss. Length delivery outside off, Dananjaya looks to play it but misses.
  • 49.1 Good length delivery on off, Akila hits it wide of covers and takes a couple.
  • 48.6 Oh close. Good length delivery on middle, Akila keeps his bat hanging as he looks to move away from the line. The ball connects to his bat and goes towards point. They take a quick single. The fielder there has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Excellent comeback from Rabada. After going for 10 of the first three he comes back and gets 2 wicket of the final three. 223/9
  • Lasith Malinga is the last man in.
  • 48.5 OUT! Two-in-two for Rabada. Back of a length delivery on off, Perera looks to pull it across the line. He gets a top edge on this one. The ball goes high up in the sky but not far away from the playing pitch. Rabada calls it as his, settles under it and takes it comfortably. Rabada on a hat-trick now.
  • Akila Dananjaya is the new man in.
  • 48.4 OUT! Tahir you beauty. Shorter delivery on off, Udana looks to pull it but it comes off the upper half of the bat. Tahir at deep mid-wicket is facing right at the sun but still manages to keep his eyes on the ball. The ball is going away from him slightly but he adjusts well and takes a great catch. An excellent cameo from Udana comes to an end.
  • 48.3 FOUR! Excellent technique. Low full toss outside leg, Udana hits it straight behind bowler for a boundary.
  • 48.2 Swing and a miss. Full length delivery on the fourth stump line, Udana swings his bat at it but misses.
  • 48.1 SIX! Going...going...gone. Slower delivery on off, Udana takes the aerial route and sends it over the long on fence for a maximum. Spoiling Rabada's figures here.
  • 47.6 Full length delivery, almost a yorker. Udana gets an inside edge the ball goes towards the short fine leg region for a single. 212/7
  • 47.5 A short pitch delivery on middle and leg, Priyamal pulls it towards the deep square leg region and completes a single. That brings the 50 partnership between the pair.
  • 47.4 A volley outside off, Perera goes for a cover drive but misses it completely, de Kock gathers it and goes for a soft appeal. The umpire denies it. The replys shows there was a little outside edge of the bat.
  • 47.3 Full on off, Udana again makes some room and drives it towards the mid off region for a single.
  • 47.2 Full around off, Udana clears his front leg and lifts it, just falls short of deep mid on. Udana adds a double.
  • 47.1 Full on off, Perera drives it to the deep cover region for a single.
  • 46.6 Fuller on middle, Udana nudges it to long on and keeps the strike. 206/7
  • 46.5 Good length ball on off, Perera runs it down to third man for a run.
  • 46.4 Back of a length delivery on off, Udana runs it down to third man for a single.
  • 46.3 Slower delivery on off, Perera hits it towards cover and takes a single.
  • 46.2 FOUR! Where was this intensity in the first 40 overs? Cross seam delivery on a length outside off, Perera cuts it through backward point for a boundary.
  • 46.1 Back of a length delivery on off, Perera comes down the track and pull sit over short mid-wicket. They get a couple before the fielder from deep can collect it.
  • 45.6 Shorter in length, Perera keeps the strike with a pull shot. 197/7
  • 45.5 Udana works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.
  • 45.4 Length delivery on off, Perera hits it towards cover and takes a single.
  • 45.3 FOUR LEG BYES! Length delivery on the pads, Perera looks to flick but it goes off his thigh pad towards the fine leg fence for a boundary.
  • 45.2 Safe! The ball did bump while Pretorius tried to catch it. Length delivery on middle, Udana hits it over mid on. Pretorius comes running in from long on and tries to take it with a dive. He takes it but is unsure whether it has bumped or not. The umpires go upstairs with the soft signal as not out. The replays roll in and show it did touch the ground.
  • 45.1 FOUR! Udana is not gonna play the waiting game. Full length delivery outside off, Udana does not use his feet much but whacks it over point for a boundary.
  • 44.6 Pitched outside off, Perera tried to connect it, fails again. 185/7
  • 44.5 Full around off, Perera defends it with ease.
  • 44.4 A short of a length delivery outside off, Perera fails to connect his bat with the ball.
  • 44.4 Another wide! Andila bowls another bouncer but it goes above the Udana's helmet. The umpire signals wide.
  • 44.3 Full on off, drives straight back to the bowler.
  • 44.2 Length delivery on leg, Udana works it the leg side for a single.
  • 44.1 A back of a length around off, Udana just flicks it around his pads. but the ball misses his bat and hits his thigh pad. The ball touches the ropes at the fine leg region. 4 Leg Byes signalled by the Umpire.
  • 43.6 Single to end the over. Good length ball on off, Udana hits it wide of point and keeps the strike. 179/7
  • 43.5 Play and a miss. Length delivery outside off, Udana looks to play it but misses.
  • 43.4 FOUR! Udana was expecting a short ball and Rabada serves it. He pulls it through backward square leg for a boundary.
  • 43.3 Good length delivery on off, Udana gets an inside edge onto his pads.
  • 43.2 Not out! Not sure what the noise was as there is nothing on the Ultra Edge. Good length delivery on off and middle, Udana takes out his front foot away from the line and looks to heave it over long off. He misses and the ball goes to de Kock. They go up in appeal as there was some noise. The umpire turns it down. Rabada is sure there was a nick and convinces his skipper to go for it. Ultra Edge shows there was nothing on it and South Africa lose their review.
  • Review time! An appeal for a caught behind has been turned down. There was a noise as the ball passed the bat. Let's us see what the noise was.
  • 43.1 Full length delivery on off, Perera hits it wide of mid on and takes a single.
  • 42.6 Single to end the over. Perera guides it towards backward point and keeps the strike. 173/7
  • 42.5 Good length delivery on off, Udana gets on his back foot and guides it wide of point for a single.
  • 42.4 Back of a length delivery around off, Udana jumps and hits it uppishly over point. The fielder at third man gets to it on a couple of bounce. Udana gets a brace.
  • 42.3 Good length delivery on off, Udana blocks it.
  • 42.2 Length ball around off, Udana cuts it straight to the fielder at point.
  • 42.1 Back of a length delivery on off, Perera pulls it towards backward square leg for a single.
  • 41.6 Flighted on off, Udana blocks it to see off the over. 168/7
  • 41.5 Flighted on off, Udana looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto his pad.
  • 41.4 Shorter in length outside off, Perera cuts it towards point and takes a run.
  • 41.3 In the air...but safe. Flighted on off, Udana drives it uppishly towards deep cover for a single.
  • 41.2 Flighted on middle, Perera nudges it towards long on and gets a single.
  • 41.1 Leg spinner on middle, Perera tucks it to the fielder at mid-wicket.
  • 40.6 A good bouncer! Pitching on middle, Udana ducks under it. 165/7
  • 40.5 Short outside off, Udana cuts it to point.
  • 40.5 Wide! Attempted bouncer but adds too much on that. Andile bowls on middle stump it goes above Udana's head. The umpire signals wide.
  • 40.4 A short delivery, around middle, Perera pulls it to sqaure leg for a single.
  • 40.4 Wide! Just way too wide outside off, Perera leaves it alone.
  • 40.3 Back of a length on middle and leg, Udana works it down the leg and takes a single.
  • The new man in is Isuru Udana.
  • 40.2 OUT! Caught! The short ball ploy is working for the Proteas. Phehlukwayo bowls it short, it must be a slower one as it sticks into the surface. De Silva who attempts the pull shot, but ends up getting a bottom edge as he is little too early for the shot. The ball flies straight to the mid-wicket fielder, Duminy there take a dolly. Into the lower order are South Africa now.
  • 40.1 A back of a length delivery, De silva taps it to point.
  • Powerplay 3 has been signaled now! A total of five fielders can be placed outside the ring till the 50th over. Andile Phehlukwayo is back into the attack.
  • 39.6 Flighted on off, de Silva milks it to long off and keeps the strike for the start off next over. 161/6
  • 39.5 Tossed up on off, Perera sweeps it away and gets to the other end.
  • 39.4 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 39.3 Follows the boundary with a solid front foot defense to this tossed up delivery.
  • 39.2 FOUR! First boundary in ODI cricket for Perera. Quicker leg spinner on leg spinner on leg. Perera comes down the track but is taken by surprise with the speed of it. He manages to gets his bat down and the ball goes to the fine leg fence off the inside edge for a boundary. Not the most convincing way to get the first boundary in international cricket but he will take it.
  • 39.1 Starts with a wrong 'un. De Silva does not read it. He looks to cut it but it goes to square leg off the inside edge and he gets a single.
  • 38.6 Full on middle and leg, Priyamal drives it to mid on. 154/6
  • 38.5 A well directed bouncer! Perera ducks under it.
  • 38.4 Full outside off, De Silva going for a hard slash towards the point region gets a thick inside edge. The ball goes to the fine leg region. Batsmen runs a single.
  • 38.3 A good length delivery around off, defended with ease.
  • 38.2 Full on off, De Silva drives it straight back to the bowler.
  • 38.1 A full length delivery on middle and leg, Priyamal flicks to the mid-wicket region for a single.
  • 37.6 Dot to finish the over. Dhananjaya defends it by getting right behind the line of it to see off the over. 152/6
  • 37.5 FOUR! Premeditated shot this from Dhananjaya. Flighted on middle, de Silva gets on one one and sweeps it very fine of fine leg. De Kock moves across in anticipation but cannot stop it. The ball races away to the fence.
  • 37.4 Slower through the air on middle and leg, Perera flicks it towards mid-wicket and gets a single.
  • 37.3 On the pads, de Silva tucks it towards fine leg for a single.
  • 37.2 Flighted on off, Dhananjaya blocks it off his front foot.
  • 37.1 FOUR! Tossed up delivery on off, de Silva gets on one knee and sweeps it through vacant square leg region for a boundary.
  • 37.1 Wide! Duminy sprays this down the leg side. De Silva looks to flick but misses.
  • 36.6 Good length ball on off, Perera cuts it straight to the fielder at point. 141/6
  • 36.5 Play and a miss. Shorter delivery on off and middle, Perera looks to hook it but misses.
  • 36.4 Good length delivery on off, Perera blocks it off his back foot by showing full face of the bat.
  • Dhananjaya de Silva is the new man in.
  • 36.3 OUT! Thisara Perera holes out! A well directed bouncer from Nortje. It is on middle and leg. Perera looks to pull but it is too close to his body. He pulls it straight to deep mid-wicket. Tahir is placed there runs in and takes a good catch. Thisara trying to up the run rate had to go after Nortje but a body blow this for Sri Lanka.
  • 36.2 This time Perera hits this length ball wide of point and gets a single.
  • 36.1 Good length delivery on off, Perera hits it to the fielder at point.
  • 35.6 Full on off, Perera drives straight to cover. 140/5
  • 35.5 A nicely tossed up delivery, fuller in length. Perera was looking for a heavy gets an inside edge and straight onto his pads.
  • 35.4 A flighted delivery on middle, Priyamal sweeps it to deep square leg for a single.
  • 35.3 Full on off, Perera taps it to the point region for a single.
  • 35.2 Full on middle, defends it with ease.
  • 35.1 A length delivery outside off, left alone.
  • 34.6 Single to end the over. Length delivery on off, Thisara gets off the mark and keeps the strike with a single down to point. 4 runs the big wicket of Kusal Mendis off the over. 138/5
  • 34.5 Back of a length, Perera punches it towards cover and takes a single.
  • 34.4 Good length delivery on off, Perera hits it to point fielder.
  • Thisara Perera is the next man in.
  • 34.3 OUT! What were the two batsmen doing there? A huge mix-up and Mendis, the man who Sri Lanka would have wanted to bat till the end has been run out. Shorter length delivery on middle, Mendis pulls it away to wide of deep mid-wicket. They run the first one quickly. Then there is the suicide. Perera calls for the second and then sets off. He then stops, then starts but then stops again. Kusal Mendis till that time is half way down the track and is in no man's land. Ngidi throws the ball at bowler's end and Nortje takes off the bails. A very disappointing way to get out. Mendis was looking excellent out inn the middle but has to go back in such a poor fashion.
  • 34.2 Length ball outside off, Perera guides it to point and gets a single.
  • 34.1 Length ball on off, Perera looks to play it on the leg side but it comes off the top edge and goes towards cover.
  • Anrich Nortje back into the attack.
  • 33.6 Loopy delivery on off, Mendis hits it straight back to the bowler. 3 runs off Duminy's first. 134/4
  • 33.5 On the pads, Perera flicks it towards square leg and gets a single.
  • 33.4 Play and a miss. Flighted outside off, Perera looks to sweep it but misses.
  • 33.3 Full on off and middle, Perera tucks it to the fielder at mid-wicket.
  • 33.2 Flighted delivery outside off, Perera nudges it to cow corner and takes a single.
  • 33.1 Starts with a full length ball on middle, Perera tucks it to the leg side and gets a single.
  • Drinks Break - South Africa well on top here. They will look to get few more quick wickets and then wrap up the Lankan tail. For Sri Lanka, Kusal Mendis is out there and they would be hoping that he can play out the whole innings and guide them to a competitive total. JP Duminy is introduced into the attack and will bowl his first after Drinks.
  • 32.6 Outswinging delivery full on off, Perera runs it down to third man and keeps the strike. 131/4
  • 32.5 Full length delivery on off, Perera drives it straight to the fielder at cover.
  • 32.4 Shorter again. Bowled at 142kph. Perera looks to pull but it comes off the inner half of his bat and goes to the keeper.
  • 32.3 Shorter this time by Rabada. Mendis pulls it away for a single.
  • 32.2 Slower delivery on off, Mendis defends it off his front foot and shouts a loud no to his partner.
  • 32.1 Good length ball on off, Mendis hits it straight to mid off.
  • 31.6 A short of a length around off, Perera punches it on the back foot straight to the bowler. 129/4
  • 31.5 A leg spinner to follow, nicely tossed up pitching on off. Perera misses it completely.
  • 31.4 A googly for a surprise. Short of a length pitched on middle and leg, Perara going for a flick on back foot, the ball struck his thigh pad.
  • 31.3 Full on off, pushed away by Perera.
  • 31.3 Wide! But stumping chance missed. A flighted delivery on leg, Perera was looking for a flick but missed it and lost his balance going for the shot, de Kock was in hurry to dislodge the bails off but failed to collect the ball properly.
  • 31.2 A flighted delivery pitched around off and spun nicely. Priyamal failed to connect.
  • 31.1 Full on off, kept away.
  • 30.6 Length delivery on off, Perera pushes it wide of point and takes a single to keep the strike. 128/4
  • 30.5 Back of a length delivery on off, Perera blocks it.
  • 30.4 Play and a miss. Length delivery outside off, Perera looks to defend it but gets beaten.
  • 30.3 Length delivery on off, Mendis dabs it to third man and gets a single.
  • 30.2 On a length on off, Mendis blocks it.
  • 30.1 No he cannot. Bouncer on middle and off from Rabada. Mendis looks to pull it but misses. Free Hit does not cost South Africa or Rabada.
  • 30.1 No ball. Rabada bowls it on a length on off stump. Mendis blocks it. The umpire though signals it as no ball as Rabada over steps his line. Free Hit to follow can Mendis make the most of it.
  • Kagiso Rabada is back.
  • 29.6 Dangerous shot to start off his inning. Flighted on off, Perera looks to hit it on the leg side but it comes off the inner half of the bat and hits his boot. The ball then goes back to Tahir. 125/4
  • Priyamal Perera is the new man in.
  • 29.5 OUT!!! Excellent catch this by Du Plessis. Quicker leg spinner on off, Perera looks to defend but gets a thick outside edge. Du Plessis at first slip reacts quickly and takes a very good low catch. Tahir has the last laugh and he is running the length of the field in celebration.
  • 29.4 Flighted outside off, Perera leaves it alone.
  • 29.3 FOUR! Googly gone wrong. Tahir overpitches it on off, Perera gets on one knee and seeps it uppishly with the spin through mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 29.2 Loopy delivery on off and middle, Perera flicks it straight to the fielder at mid-wicket.
  • 29.1 Flighted on off, Perera plays it late and tucks it wide of mid-wicket for a single.
  • 28.6 Mendis works it down the leg side for a single. 120/3
  • 28.5 A short pitch delivery around middle and leg. Angelo pulls it but gets a top edge but the ball lands safe at mid-wicket region. Single taken.
  • 28.4 Mendis completes his 14th ODI fifty. A short of length ball outside off, Mendis plays it late and opens the face of the bat which allows the ball to go to the third man region. Mendis adds a run and raises his bat. Kusal hold key for the Lankan lions, he came in at a dicey situation and showed his calm and has complied a fine inning. But the work is only half done, he needs to stay there to lead Lanka to a competitive total.
  • 28.3 A short pitched delivery on middle, Angelo pulls it on leg side for a single.
  • 28.2 A short of length delivery around off, Perera pulls to deep mid-wicket for a double.
  • 28.1 A back of length on middle and leg, Mendis nudges it towards the square leg region for a single.
  • 27.6 FOUR! In the air...but safe. Slider from Tahir, Perera gets on his back foot and pulls it over the fielder at short mid-wicket. The fielder there jumps but cannot get his hand to the ball and it races away to the fence. 4 runs off this over. 13 runs off the last 2. 113/3
  • 27.5 Loopy delivery on the stumps, Angelo takes no risk and defends it.
  • 27.4 Shorter in length, Angelo blocks it by showing full face off the bat.
  • 27.3 Gives it air but bowls it on leg, Mendis pushes it wide of mid on and takes a single.
  • 27.2 Tossed up on off, Mendis looks to drive it through covers but it goes to point off the outer half of his bat.
  • 27.1 Flightes it on middle and leg, Mendis drives it straight to the fielder at mid on.
  • 26.6 Stays at 8. Good length ball on off, Angelo defends it to point to see off the over. 108/3
  • 26.5 Length ball on off, Mendis tucks it towards backward square leg and gets to the other end. 8 runs off it so far.
  • 26.4 Back of a length delivery on off, Mendis gets on his back foot and blocks it.
  • 26.3 Slightly fuller on middle and leg, Kusal flicks it wide of square leg and gets a brace.
  • 26.2 FOUR! Back of a length delivery on middle and leg, Mendis just flicks it fine at the fine leg region and gets a boundary.
  • 26.1 Good length ball on off, Perera looks to defend but it goes to third man region off the outer half of his bat and he gets a single.
  • 25.6 100 up for Sri Lanka. A flighted delivery on off, Perera drives it to the cover region and takes a single. 100/3
  • 25.5 A short pitch delivery on middle and leg, Perera pulls it straight to mid-wicket.
  • 25.4 A flatter delivery pitched on length on off, defended with ease.
  • 25.3 A tossed up delivery, fuller in length, Perera blocks it.
  • 25.2 Full on off, defended by Angelo.
  • 25.1 A flighted low full toss on middle and leg, Perera flicks it to the wide mid on region, where the fielder fumbles it which allows the batsmen to take another.
  • 24.6 Dot to finish the over. Back of a length on off, Mendis defends it with soft hands towards point. Perera asks for a run but Mendis says no to it. 97/3
  • 24.5 Full length ball on off, Perera just times it through mid on. Rabada gives it chase and stops the ball from going to the fence with a dive. Perera meanwhile gets his third.
  • 24.4 Dot ball. Bouncer on off. Perera gets away from the line of it.
  • 24.3 Shorter in length, Mendis pulls it to deep square leg and gets to the other end. 3 singles off the first three balls.
  • 24.2 Direct hit and it would have been close. Length ball on off, Perera tucks it towards mid-wicket and straightaway calls for a single. Rabada there has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Perera was lazy in sliding his bat down but replays show he would have been in.
  • 24.1 Length ball on off, Mendis runs it down to third man and takes a single.
  • 23.6 Slider to finish the over. It is on middle, Perera does well to block it. 91/3
  • 23.5 Loopy delivery on off, Mendis guides it towards cover with soft hands and gets a run.
  • 23.4 On middle and leg, Mendis finds the fielder at mid-wicket with his flick.
  • 23.3 Tossed up on off, Perera nudges it to long off and rotates the strike.
  • 23.2 Flighted on middle, Kusal milks it towards long on and gets a single.
  • 23.1 Flighted on off, Mendis taps it back to Tahir. He misfields it but mid off is there to cover up.
  • 22.6 Good length ball on off, Perera guides it to the fielder at point. So only 6 runs off the over. 88/3
  • 22.5 Length delivery on off, Perera looks to run it down to third man but it is close to backward point who dives to his left and saves a single.
  • 22.4 Back of a length delivery on off, Perera defends this one.
  • 22.3 On the pads this time, Perera flicks it wide of fine leg and gets a couple. 6 runs already off the over.
  • 22.2 FOUR! Poor from Pretorius. Good length delivery on off, Perera picks the length early and pulls it in a controlled manner through mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 22.1 Length delivery on off, Perera pushes it to the fielder at point.
  • Dwaine Pretorius is on now.
  • 21.6 On the pads, Perera keeps the strike by flicking it towards mid-wicket. 82/3
  • 21.5 Flighted on middle and leg, Kusal nudges it towards long on and gets to the other end.
  • 21.4 Flighted on off, Mendis looks to hit it on the off side but the ball goes to mid-wicket off the inner half of the bat.
  • 21.3 Loopy delivery on off, Kusal blocks it away.
  • 21.2 Dot ball. Flighted on off, Mendis is in no hurry and blocks it.
  • 21.1 Flighted delivery on off and middle, Mendis taps it back to the bowler.
  • 20.6 Single to end the over. Length ball on middle and leg, Mendis works it down to leg side to see off the over. 80/3
  • 20.5 Length delivery outside off, Mendis hits it wide of the diving fielder at backward point. Third man runs to his right and gets to the ball. Two runs taken by the batsmen.
  • 20.4 Back of a length delivery around off, Perera hits it wide of third man and gets a single.
  • 20.3 Good shot but straight to the fielder. Full length delivery on off, Perera hits it off the middle but straight to the fielder at mid off.
  • 20.2 Back of a length delivery outside off, Perera leaves it alone.
  • 20.1 Play and a miss. Length delivery outside off, Perera looks to play it on the off side but misses.
  • 19.6 Flighted on off, Mendis taps it back to the bowler. 76/3
  • 19.5 Flatter on off, Perera guides it to third man and rotates the strike.
  • 19.4 Loopy leg spinner pitching on middle and leg, Mendis tucks it to the fielder at mid-wicket.
  • 19.3 Flighted ball on off and middle, Perera hits it off the inner half of his bat towards long on for a single.
  • 19.2 Slower through the air on off, Mendis pushes it wide of mid off and takes a single.
  • 19.1 Loopy leg spinner pitching on middle and leg, Mendis tucks it to the fielder at mid-wicket.
  • 18.6 Back of a length delivery on off, Perera looks to guide it to third man and take a single but the fielder at backward point dives to his left and stops that single. 72/3
  • 18.5 Back of a length on leg, Mendis flicks it towards fine leg for a single.
  • 18.4 Length outside off, Mendis plays it late and opnes the face of the bat. The ball goes to the third man region where Phehlukwayo makes a diving effort and saves 2 runs for the team.
  • 18.3 FOUR! A back of a length delivery around leg, Mendis just lifts it above mid-wicket and the ball touches the ropes.
  • 18.2 Length delivery on off, defended with ease.
  • 18.1 A short pitched delivery around off, Mendis hit towards the point region, gather a couple.
  • Angelo Perera is the new man in.
  • 17.6 OUT! Caught! Tahir strikes in his very first over. Tossed up delivery on off, Fernando looks to defend but gets a thick outside edge. Faf du Plessis who is placed at slip for the exact same thing takes a very good low catch. A budding partnership of 49 comes to an end and Sri Lanka lose their 3rd wicket. 63/3
  • 17.5 Oshada has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 17.4 Half a chance. Tossed up ball on off, Fernando hits it uppishly. it lobs towards Tahir. He dives but cannot get there in time.
  • 17.3 Tossed up on off, Fernando premeditates his sweep but it is straight to short fine leg.
  • 17.2 Flighted on off, Fernando blocks it.
  • 17.1 Starts with a leg spinner on off, Fernando hits it towards the fielder at short third man.
  • Bowling change. Spinner introduced into the attack. Imran Tahir to bowl his first over of the game.
  • 16.6 A back of a length delivery on leg, Oshada flicked to deep mid-wicket for a single. 63/2
  • 16.5 Short delivery around off, Fernando cuts it straight to point.
  • 16.4 A well bowled bouncer, pitched outside off, left alone.
  • 16.3 Short delivery around off, Mendis pulls it to mid-wicket another run added.
  • 16.2 Back of a length delivery around off, played down the third man for a single.
  • 16.1 A length delivery around off, Mendis flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
  • 16.1 A back of length delivery around leg and goes wide outside leg. Wide signaled by the umpire.
  • 15.6 Brilliant ball. Back of a length outside off, Fernando initially looks to block it but then takes his bat away from the line. Great over this. Just a run off it. 58/2
  • 15.5 On middle and leg, Mendis tucks it away to the leg side and gets to the other end.
  • 15.4 Good length delivery on off and middle, Kusal blocks it off his back foot.
  • 15.3 Bouncer. This is outside off, Kusal does well to evade it.
  • 15.2 Once again a nasty blow to Mendis. Back of a length delivery on middle and leg. Mendis looks to duck under it but it goes off his helmet. De Kock does really well diving to his left and saving a run.
  • 15.1 Ouch! That must be painful. Good length ball coming in to the batsman. It hits the glove of Mendis and then goes on to hit the unmentionable region. He is down in pain and expectedly so.
  • DRINKS BREAK. Slightly slow over-rate from South Africa. They started well, picking up 2 quick wickets but have struggled since. There is nothing much in the pitch apart from bounce but they are struggling with the lines. Mendis and Oshada are playing well for now but you never know with Sri Lanka - 57/2 is never far from being 75/5.
  • 14.6 Outside off, a slash and a miss. 57/2
  • 14.5 Outside off, dabbed to third man for a single.
  • 14.5 WIDE. But what a stop from Quinton de Kock. That had 5 wides written all over it. But he changed the syllabus. Full and down the leg side, swinging further down, Oshada missed his flick and the ball kept going away from the keeper. But Quinton de Kock dived full length to his left and got a glove to it, taking some sting off the ball. Just a single.
  • 14.4 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 14.3 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 14.2 Good comeback by the bowler, landing it on a length and then getting it to bounce, OF looks to push but misses.
  • 14.1 FOUR! Not a good ball but that is a clean strike. A freebie really, half volley, drifting into the pads, Oshada just flicks it over mid-wicket and gets a boundary. The stand moves to 40 from 60 balls with Fernando moving to 20.
  • 13.6 Full and around off, solidly defended. 50/2
  • 13.6 WIDE. Another wide, this one is for the line, down the leg side. Mendis misses his flick. 50 UP FOR SRI LANKA.
  • 13.5 Full and down the leg side, flicked towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 13.5 WIDE. A short ball, around off, Oshada lets it pass.
  • 13.4 On a good length outside off, well blocked out.
  • 13.3 On a good length outside off, extra bounce, Fernando hops and pushes it towards cover.
  • 13.2 Around middle and off, Oshada gets across and defends it towards mid on.
  • 13.1 Full and just outside off, watchfully defended.
  • Russel Arnold on air informs us that Lungi Ngidi is not on the park, because of a possible side strain. David Miller is substituting for him. And before we even ponder to think how will Faf du Plessis compensate for Ngidi's missed overs, Lungi is seen walking back in.
  • 12.6 A bouncer outside off, ducked under. 47/2
  • 12.5 Full and outside off, solidly defended.
  • 12.4 Has a wild heave at this one and the incoming ball goes off the inner half of the bat towards mid-wicket. A run taken.
  • 12.3 Outside off, on a length, Oshada gets a good stride forward and defends it towards cover.
  • 12.2 Full and down the leg side, clipped towards fine leg for a single.
  • 12.1 Outside off, on a length, extra bounce, left alone.
  • 11.6 On a good length outside off, defended from the crease. 45/2
  • 11.5 Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 11.4 Lands this on a length outside off, gets it to rear up, Oshada lets it be.
  • 11.3 On middle and leg, worked to the leg side for one.
  • 11.2 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. One run added to the total.
  • 11.1 Full and down the leg side, flicked towards fine leg for a single.
  • Anrich Nortje into the attack as well.
  • 10.6 FOUR! WHACK! Short and wide outside off, Oshada crashes it through point and the ball races away! 42/2
  • 10.5 Full and down the leg side, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 10.4 Outside off, let through.
  • 10.3 Outside off, a swish and a miss.
  • 10.2 The batsman has played it to the point region for a single.
  • 10.1 Full and around middle, pushed towards mid on.
  • POWERPLAY 2 time. 4 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over. Andile Phehlukwayo introduced as well.
  • 9.6 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 36/2 for Sri Lanka in Powerplay 1. 36/2
  • 9.5 RUN OUT CHANCE MISSED, OVERTHROWS CONCEDED. Poor stuff from Andile Phehlukwayo. Mendis flicks it through mid-wicket and calls for the second. He then realizes that there is a third on offer and calls for that too. But Oshada is a touch slow to react. Phehlukwayo gets to the ball, returns a throw to the bowler with Rassie van der Dussen coming in front from short mid-wicket, at the stumps. But the throw is a weak and wide one. Rassie fails to collect and the fielder backing up is blinded. They run one more. 4 runs in total.
  • 9.4 Outside off, chipped in the air but wide of mid off. Lands just short.
  • 9.3 Full and around middle, driven wide of mid on for a couple.
  • 9.2 Outside off, played straight to point.
  • 9.1 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 8.6 Full and around off, watchfully defended. 30/2
  • 8.5 FOUR! Nicely played. Just a punch, really. A length ball, around middle and leg, Oshada just lofts it through the line, over the head of the bowler and gets it to the long on fence after a couple of bounces.
  • 8.4 Holds the length back a touch, Oshada goes back and blocks.
  • 8.3 Around middle and leg, tucked through square leg for a single. The run drought is broken after a string of 15 dots.
  • 8.2 On a length outside off, coming in with the angle, solidly defended to the leg side.
  • 8.1 Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
  • 7.6 Consecutive maidens for South Africa. On a length outside off, Fernando comes forward and pushes it towards cover. 25/2
  • 7.5 Around off, solidly defended to the off side.
  • 7.4 Full and around middle, driven straight to mid on.
  • 7.3 Full and outside off, coming in with the angle, Oshada looks to defend but the ball goes off the inner half of the bat towards mid on.
  • 7.2 Outside off, coming in with the angle, left alone.
  • 7.1 Full and outside off, driven towards mid off.
  • 6.6 Full and down the leg side, flicked straight to square leg. 25/2
  • 6.5 Outside off, left alone.
  • 6.4 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 6.3 Outside off, played straight to point.
  • 6.2 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 6.1 On a length outside off, shouldered arms to.
  • 5.6 Outside off, left alone. 25/2
  • 5.5 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single.
  • 5.4 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 5.3 FOUR! That is a lovely shot! Does anyone remember that flamboyant 176 by Kusal Mendis when he flayed Australia apart in Pallekele in 2016? He played this shot many a time in that innings. Especially of Mitchell Starc. With the ball coming into the pads, fuller in length, swoosh comes the bat and whips it over mid-wicket with a nice swing. One bounce and into the ropes!
  • 5.2 Around off, blocked from the crease.
  • 5.1 Full and outside off, watchfully kept out.
  • 4.6 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 20/2
  • 4.5 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 4.4 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 4.3 FOUR! Nice use of the Free Hit. Full and around off, Oshada flicks it over mid on and gets a boundary.
  • 4.3 NO BALL! Second of the innings already. Oversteps does Rabada again, bowling it on a length, Mendis flicks it through mid-wicket and crosses over.
  • 4.2 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • Kusal Mendis walks in at number 4, replacing Tharanga.
  • 4.1 OUT! Caught behind! 2 wickets in the span of 5 balls and both the openers are dismissed. Poor shot from Tharanga and his series ends on a bad note. Full and outside off, Upul looks to drive but before the foot can move, the ball moves. He is clearly beaten by pace and nicks it behind. Easy catch for Quinton de Kock.
  • 3.6 Outside off, defended from the crease. 14/1
  • 3.5 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 3.4 On middle and leg, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
  • One Fernando replaces another. Oshada walks in at number 3.
  • 3.3 OUT! Edged and gone this time! The extra fielder placed pays dividends. On the previous ball, there were two slips and the ball escaped. Faf du Plessis got the third slip in and South Africa have their first wicket. On a good length again, outside off, Fernando looks to defend but this time, he is defeated by the extra bounce. Gets a thick outside edge which flies straight to Aiden Markram at third slip.
  • 3.2 EDGED, FOUR! On a length outside off, seaming away, Avishka looks to defend but gets squared up due to the late movement. The ball takes the outside edge and flies wide of second slip to the third man fence!
  • 3.1 Full and outside off, Fernando looks to drive but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.
  • 2.6 On middle and leg, Tharanga flicks it towards square leg, sets off for a single but Avishka sends him back as he sees short mid-wicket get across. The fielder fumbles and now Fernando wants the single but Upul has already gone back by then. 10/0
  • 2.5 Oops... a streaky run. Full and outside off, AF looks to play away from his body, aiming to drive but without moving his feet. Gets a thick inside edge which rockets past the stumps towards long leg. A single taken.
  • 2.4 Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 2.3 FOUR! This time he connects with his slash. Short and wide outside off, Fernando goes hard at that, getting a thick outside edge which flies over the slips to the third man fence.
  • 2.2 Outside off, Avishka slashes hard but misses.
  • 2.1 On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 1.6 On a length outside off, solidly defended. 4/0
  • 1.5 Short and outside off, slashed behind point for a single.
  • 1.4 Full and around middle, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
  • 1.3 Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 1.2 Outside leg, angling away, Tharanga looks to drive but misses.
  • 1.1 Full and straight, watchfully kept out.
  • Lungi Ngidi to bowl with the second new ball.
  • 0.6 On a good length outside off, defended solidly. 3/0
  • 0.5 Played to the point region by the batsman.
  • 0.5 WIDE. The over continues. Full and miles outside off, AF slashes hard but misses.
  • 0.4 Outside off, Avishka lets it go but then the ball comes in a long way. The batsman reacts nicely to just sway away from the line. Almost took the glove.
  • 0.4 WIDE. Full and wide outside off, Fernando lets it be.
  • 0.3 Outside off, fuller in length, AF looks to drive but misses.
  • 0.2 BOWLED OFF A FREE HIT. A short ball, outside off, Fernando looks to pull but the bounce does him in. He ends up dragging it onto his stumps.
  • FREE HIT coming up...
  • 0.2 NO BALL! Rabada oversteps and bowls a length delivery outside off, Avishka slashes but misses. Replays show that it was a tight call.
  • 0.1 Full and wide outside off, swinging away, left alone.
  • The national anthems are done and dusted and we are ready for the game to begin. Upul Tharanga and Avishka Fernando walk out to open for Sri Lanka. Kagiso Rabada will start off proceedings with the first new ball. Avishka to face. Here we go!
  • TOSS - SRI LANKA HAVE WON THE TOSS AND ELECTED TO BAT.
  • WEATHER - It is a pleasant atmosphere in Newlands with no sign of rain.
  • Final ODI in South Africa before the World Cup! That is one motivation. 4-0 up. Can they make it 5-0? That is second motivation. What can Sri Lanka do? Can they win at least one match going into the World Cup? Let's see. Hello and a warm welcome to the fifth ODI between South Africa and Sri Lanka in Cape Town.

South Africa Vs Sri Lanka Live Score (ODI) Ball by Ball Commentary

  • So the South Africans are handed the trophy and they are now posing with it. They have bounced back really strongly after losing the Test series. Cricketing action though does not end between the two sides as the T20I series is yet to be played. The first game of the shortest format is on the 19th of March at 1800 local (1600 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!
  • South African skipper, Faf du Plessis, Says tonight they would have preferred playing the full game but says the team has got better with each performance. On his bilateral series record, he says, that he wanted to do better in each one. Mentions he like chatting with the bowlers and find ways to get dismissals. Further adds the X factor they had was ability to take wickets. On the WC squad, he reckons, that he is quite sure who will travel. Ends by saying this tour has been a satisfying one for the squad.
  • Man of the Series, Quinton de Kock, says he is pleased with the manner he is contributing for his team. Further adds he is confident about his game at the moment. He believes he still has a lot more runs left in his tank and he hopes he gets selected for the World Cup and does well.
  • Man of the Match, Aiden Markram, says it is a good feeling. Feels restricting them under 250 was really crucial and he credits the bowlers for their performance. On his own performance, he admits it is a good feeling and it's a very important lesson to learn and reckons it was rewarding to be unbeaten at the end of the match. On his spot in the World Cup squad, Aiden says he is unsure about his spot but he just wants to do his work.
  • Sri Lankan skipper, Lasith Malinga, says that they tried hard but were not able to post a good total. Feels that the team has realized its potential. Mentions Udana and Mendis played well. Reckons the bowlers did well and a couple of wickets today would have changed it. On the World Cup squad, Malinga states, that the senior players are getting back and they have a local tournament and he expects someone to do really well and seal their place in the squad.
  • The technicians then tried their best to get the problem solved but could not do so. After a long delay, the umpire's finally decided to rule the game in favor of the home side courtesy (DLS).
  • The home side did lose de Kock early but then Faf du Plessis and Aiden Markram got the chase back on track with a 70-run stand. The dismissal of the former did give the Lankans a chance to get back in the game but Rassie and Markram, who scored a half ton, ensured the hosts continue having the upper hand in the game and added another vital 57-run unbeaten stand before the players were asked to walk off due to bad light.
  • Once again it was all South Africa in this game, similar has been the story of the series. Another day where the hosts' bowlers dominated and bundled the Lankans out for 225 which was surely an under par total.
  • A disappointing end to Tahir's and Duminy's last ODI in home soil. They though will be happy with the victory but it would have tasted a lot sweeter had it been a full game.
  • Another easy win for the South Africans, yes, it was a shortened game but they were way ahead of the 8-ball game. They have managed to inflict the whitewash on the Lankans.
  • The light issue hasn't been resolved and there is no further play possible tonight, which means, South Africa win the 5th ODI by 41 runs (DLS).
  • So the players are off! One of the floodlight tower is not being switched on and the umpires feel there is not enough light to continue play. FOR NOW, BAD LIGHT STOPS PLAY. Let us hope the issue is resolved quickly.
  • 27.6 Another pull shot another miss! Goes short again but once again Rassie is a little late on the pull shot.
  • 27.5 Another short one and this one takes off after pitching. It is outside off. Rassie looks to pull but misses.
  • 27.4 That has been clubbed! Short and Markram was waiting for it. He pulls it right off the middle but on the bounce to the fielder at deep square leg for a run.
  • 27.3 On the shorter side, it hurries onto the batsman. He looks to pull but it hits the glove and goes down to fine leg for a run.
  • 27.2 Slower ball on off, Markram waits for it and then guides it down to third man for a single.
  • 27.1 Starts off with a delivery on the leg pole, Rassie works it towards wide mid on for a quick run.
  • Lasith Malinga brings himself back on.
  • 26.6 Flatter delivery on middle and leg, defended with ease. 131/2
  • 26.5 RvD shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot towards the cover region. They pick up a single.
  • 26.4 Back of a length delivery on off, van der Dussen blocks it.
  • 26.3 Full on off, defended.
  • 26.2 A full length ball on leg, van der Dussen flicks it to square leg for a single.
  • 26.1 A flighted delivery around middle, RvD brings out the reverse sweep down to the cover region. Double added to the scoreboard.
  • 25.6 Good length ball on off. Markram looks to defend it. He does so but it almost goes on to hit the stumps. Markram then looks for a quick single but Mendis comes and saves it. 126/2
  • 25.5 Good length delivery on middle, Rassie milks it to long on and rotates the strike. Singles coming very easily for South Africa.
  • 25.5 WIDE! Udana attempts a bouncer but misses it completely. He bowls it way over and down the leg side. Wided.
  • 25.4 Back of a length on off, Aiden defends it with soft hands and gets to the other end.
  • 25.3 Full length delivery on off, Rassie hits it wide of mid off and takes a single.
  • 25.2 Good length delivery outside off, Markram runs it down to third man for a run.
  • 25.1 Shorter in length on the body. Rassie pulls it away towards fine leg for a single.
  • 24.6 Full on middle and leg, van der Dussen drives the ball towards the mid off region for a single. 120/2
  • 24.5 A flighted delivery on off, van der Dussen dances down the pitch but the ball keeps low. Rassie just flicks it straight to mid-wicket.
  • 24.4 A short of length delivery on off, van der Dussen puts it away.
  • 24.3 Full on off played straight to the bowler.
  • 24.2 FOUR! A flighted delivery around off, RvD dances down the track and strikes it straight over the head of the bowler. A one bounce four.
  • 24.1 A short delivery outside off, Aiden plays a late cut towards the third man region and runs for a single.
  • 23.6 In the air...but short of the man at third man. Length delivery outside off, Markram hits it uppishly towards third man. The fielder misfields it while trying to take it on the bounce. Luckily for him that does not cost any extra run for his side. 114/2
  • 23.5 Good length delivery on off, this time Markram plays it straight to the fielder at mid off.
  • 23.4 FOUR! Exquisite. Overpitched delivery outside off, Markram gets on his front foot and hits it through backward point for a boundary.
  • 23.3 Back of a length delivery outside off, Rassie hits it on the off side and takes a single.
  • 23.2 Full length delivery outside off, Markram comes down the track and looks to hit it across the line. He gets a feather on it. The Sri Lankan players appeal but the umpire turns it down. They think to review it but Udana tells his captain not to.
  • 23.1 Back of a length delivery outside off, Rassie runs it down to third man for a single.
  • Isuru Udana is back on.
  • 22.6 Full on off, Aiden hits it straight to mid off. 106/2
  • 22.5 A back of a length delivery around off, van der Dussen taps for a single.
  • 22.4 A flatter delivery outside off, Perera punches it to deep cover, another single added.
  • 22.3 A back of a length delivery outside off, van der Dussen cuts it to deep cover for a double.
  • 22.2 A back of a length delivery on off, defended from the back foot.
  • 22.1 A flatter delivery around off, van der Dussen punches it to deep cover for a single.
  • Angelo Perera is on now.
  • 21.6 100 up for South Africa. Good length delivery outside off, Markram punches it wide of deep cover and gets a couple. 125 runs more required in 24 overs. 101/2
  • 21.5 Back of a length delivery outside off, van der Dussen punches it to deep cover and gets a single.
  • 21.4 Once again a similar ball and van der Dussen plays a similar shot to the same fielder.
  • 21.3 Length ball on off, Rassie plays it to the fielder at point.
  • 21.2 Fifty for Aiden Markram. Good innings from him so far but the job is not done yet. He gets to his second fifty by tapping it this length ball towards third man.
  • 21.1 Good length ball on off, Markram blocks it.
  • 20.6 FOUR! Excellent from Rassie. Tossed up delivery on middle and off. Van der Dussen brings out the reverse sweep and times it beautifully through vacant backward point fence for a boundary. 97/2
  • 20.5 Tossed up delivery outside off, Markram plays it away from the point fielder for a single.
  • 20.4 Loopy delivery on off and middle, Markram milks it wide of long off and gets a couple.
  • 20.3 Pushed to the cover region by Aiden.
  • 20.2 Tossed up on off, Rassie plays it towards point off the outer half of his bat for a single.
  • 20.1 Off spinner this time on middle and leg, Rassie taps it back to the bowler.
  • 19.6 FOUR! Crisp! A volley around off, Aiden gets to the pitch of the ball and just punches through the gap between covers and mid on. The ball touches the boundary ropes. The umpire signals boundary. 89/2
  • 19.5 A back of a length, Dussen punches it from the back foot to the point region for a single.
  • 19.4 Short length delivery on around off, Aiden helps it down the third man for a single.
  • 19.3 Back of a length on middle and leg, kept away by Markram.
  • 19.2 A length ball on middle, nips back in from the surface, Dussen gets an inside edge and onto his pads for single.
  • 19.1 A short length delivery outside off, Aiden just opens the face of the bat and guides it towards the third man region for a single.
  • 18.6 Shorter in length, Markram punches it to deep cover and keeps the strike. 81/2
  • 18.5 Flighted on off, Rassie plays it wide of point and gets a single.
  • 18.4 Shorter on off, Rassie plays it straight to the fielder at short mid-wicket.
  • 18.3 Leg spinner pitching on off, Rassie looks to defend it but gets beaten by the change in variation.
  • 18.2 Off spinner on middle, van der Dussen tucks it to the fielder at mid-wicket.
  • 18.1 Off break outside off, Rassie plays it to the fielder at point.
  • 17.6 Rassie is off the mark. Length ball on off, van der Dussen plays it to deep cover and keeps the strike. 79/2
  • 17.5 Good length ball again on off, Rassie plays it to point.
  • 17.4 Length ball on off, van der Dussen blocks it.
  • 17.3 Good length delivery on middle, Rassie tucks it on the leg side and looks for a quick single but Markram calls a loud no.
  • Rassie Van Der Dussen is the new man in.
  • 17.2 OUT! Gone! Du Plessis departs. Good length delivery outside off. Du Plessis loses his calm after not being able to score off Thisara. He comes down the track and looks to slap it to the off side but gets an outside edge. Kusal Mendis behind the stumps takes a regulation catch. The 70-run stand is broken. Lanka will hope get a couple quickly now.
  • 17.1 Good length delivery on middle, du Plessis taps it back to the bowler.
  • 16.6 Flighted on off, Markram drives it wide of deep cover and gets a couple. 78/1
  • 16.5 Off break this time on middle, du Plessis nudges it towards square leg for a single.
  • 16.4 Loopy delivery on the stump, du Plessis defends it off his front foot.
  • 16.3 Faf has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 16.2 Flighted on the stumps, du Plessis blocks it.
  • 16.1 Leg spinner on middle and off, the ball keeps low. Markram does well to flicks it towards square leg for a single.
  • 15.6 Good length ball on off, punched to cover by du Plessis. 74/1
  • 15.5 Play and a miss. Length ball outside off, Faf looks to drive it but misses.
  • 15.4 Broken bat followed with a nasty blow on the toe. Back of a length delivery on off, Faf looks to defend it. It comes off the inner half onto his boot.
  • 15.3 Broken bat! Low full toss on middle, Markram plays it towards mid on off his bottom half of his bat. The bat breakes down in two pieces. He is left with only the handle of the bat and nothing else. He still runs a single with it.
  • 15.2 Full length delivery on off, Markram plays it to the fielder at cover.
  • 15.1 Good length delivery outside off, du Plessis cuts it towards third man and gets a single.
  • 14.6 Flighted delivery on off, Markram defends it with full face of the bat. 72/1
  • 14.5 Full on middle and leg, Faf works it down the leg side for a single.
  • 14.4 A tossed up delivery around leg, Faf tries to defend it but the ball hits his pads.
  • 14.3 A back of a length on off, Faf waits and defends it.
  • 14.2 A flatter delivery around leg, Aiden taps it towards the square leg region for a single.
  • 14.1 A tossed up delivery around leg, Faf just pushes towards long on and grabs a single.
  • 13.6 Close! Good length delivery outside off, Markram looks to play it on the off side but gets beaten as this ball misbehaves and keeps very low. 69/1
  • 13.5 Good length ball around off, Aiden plays it straight to the fielder at point.
  • 13.4 Beautiful shot and an excellent fielding. Length delivery outside off, Markram cuts it through point. It looks like the ball race away to the fence but Oshada Fernando at sweeper cover runs to his left and stops it from going to the fence with a dive. Saves a couple for his side.
  • 13.3 Back of a length delivery around off, Faf hits it wide of deep cover and looks for two. Oshada gets there quickly so du Plessis has to be satisfied with a single.
  • 13.2 Length ball on off, Markram plays it to point and gets a single.
  • 13.1 Starts with a good length delivery outside off, du Plessis hits it to deep cover with an angled bat for a single.
  • Thisara Perera is on now.
  • 12.6 FOUR! Lucky boundary for Markram to end the over. Tossed up on off, Markram has a poke at it and it goes off the outside edge to the third man region for a boundary. 64/1
  • 12.5 Tossed up on off, Markram defends it calmly.
  • 12.4 Flighted on middle, Aiden blocks it.
  • 12.3 Beautiful delivery. Lands it on a length, the ball spins away ever so slightly after pitching. Markram looks to play it but it goes just past the outside edge.
  • 12.2 Off spinner on middle, Faf tucks it to square leg for a single.
  • 12.1 Flighted on off, du Plessis runs it down to long on for a single.
  • 11.6 Follows it up with a single. Length ball on off, Markram runs it down to third man and takes a single. 50-run stand comes up between these two. Good over for South Africa 8 runs off it. 58/1
  • 11.5 FOUR! Beautiful execution. Over pitched delivery on middle and leg. Markram comes down the track and whacks it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 11.4 Good length delivery outside off, Markram punches it wide of deep cover and gets a couple.
  • 11.3 Slower delivery, full on off. Markram blocks it to cover.
  • 11.2 Good length delivery around off, du Plessis punches it to deep cover for a single.
  • 11.1 On the fourth stump line, du Plessis does not tease it on its way to the keeper.
  • 10.6 FOUR! A tossed up delivery on off, Markram just leans forward and gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it towards wide mid off. The ball touches the ropes. 10 runs from this over. And that brings up the 50 for South Africa, now they just need another 176 runs to get home safe. 50/1
  • 10.5 A flighted delivery on middle and leg, Faf pushes it straight towards long on for a single.
  • 10.4 Full on off, defended with ease.
  • 10.3 Faf has pushed it to the cover region.
  • 10.2 FOUR! A short delivery on off, Faf gets back and waits for the ball and with perfect timing strikes it to the point region and gets a boundary.
  • 10.1 A short delivery to start with, pitched around off. Markram rocks back and hits to the mid on region for a single.
  • Powerplay 2 has been signaled! Now a maximum of 4 fielders can be placed outside the ring. Also, Akila Dananjaya is on now.
  • 9.6 Good length delivery on off, Faf plays it to point. End of an eventful over. 8 runs off it. 40/1
  • 9.5 DROPPED! Full length delivery outside off, Markram dives it uppishly to the left of point. Oshada Fernando dives to his left and gets to the call but cannot hold onto it. He shpuld have taken this. A single is taken by the batsman.
  • 9.4 FOUR! Excellent shot. Back of a length delivery, Markram drives it on the up through covers for a boundary.
  • 9.3 Good length delivery on off, Markram blocks it off his back foot.
  • 9.2 Good length delivery on off, Aiden punches it straight to cover.
  • 9.1 Free runs this. Back of a length delivery on off, Markram punches it wide of cover. The cover fielder dives it to his right but cannot stop it. Malinga at mid off is also wrong footed so the ball goes behind and allows them to get three runs.
  • 8.6 Short of a length outside off, Markram defends it from the back foot. 32/1
  • 8.5 Full on off, defended with ease by Markram.
  • 8.4 Short of length delivery outside off, Faf was looking for a punch but gets his outside edge. The ball flies through empty slip corridor. Batsmen picks a single.
  • 8.3 A short delivery on off, du Plessis hits it to point.
  • 8.2 A short pitch delivery on middle and leg, Faf plays a pull towards square leg and picks up two.
  • 8.1 A short of a length delivery around off, defended calmly.
  • 7.6 Length ball on off, Aiden pushes it to the fielder at cover to finish the over with a dot. 29/1
  • 7.5 Fuller this time on the same line, Markram drives it straight to the fielder at mid off.
  • 7.4 Good length delivery on the fourth stump line. Markram looks to play it across the line but misses.
  • 7.3 Back of a length delivery on off, Aiden guides it to backward point.
  • 7.2 Length ball on off, Markram pushes it to point.
  • 7.1 Good length delivery on off, Markram blocks it.
  • 6.6 Woah! This one keeps low. Good length delivery around off. It does not rise up after hitting the deck. Faf does really well to get his bat to it. 29/1
  • 6.5 Play and a miss. Good length delivery outside off, du Plessis looks to drive it on the up but misses.
  • 6.4 Length ball on off, du Plessis hits it straight to mid off.
  • 6.3 FOUR LEG BYES. Back of a length delivery on leg, Faf looks to pull it with his front leg up. It goes off his thigh pad. Mendis dives to his left and gets a hand to it but does not get enough to stop it from going to the fence.
  • 6.2 Fuller on off, Aiden looks to defend but it goes towards third man off the outside edge for a single.
  • 6.1 Good length delivery on middle. It hits the pitch and moves away slightly. Markram keeps his eyes on the ball and blocks it.
  • 5.6 Change of length by Udana. Full on middle and leg, Faf defends it with ease. 24/1
  • 5.5 A good length delivery on mid and leg, Faf plays it late and flicks down to the fine leg region and picks a single.
  • 5.4 On fourth stump outside off, Faf lets it go.
  • 5.3 A back of a length on off, du Plessis goes on the back foot and punches it to covers.
  • 5.2 A full length ball on off, Markram just taps it to mid off and runs to take a single.
  • 5.1 A peach of a delivery! A short of good length delivery around middle and leg, and swings a big way outside off after hitting the track, Markram gets beaten. A beautiful delivery! Udana making full use of this track.
  • 4.6 Good length delivery on off, Faf punches it to the fielder at cover to see off the over. 21/1
  • 4.5 Beautiful delivery. Length ball on the fourth stump line. The ball moves away slightly after pitching. Du Plessis looks to drive it but gets beaten and the ball goes past his outside edge to the keeper.
  • 4.4 Back of a length delivery on the stumps, Faf blocks it.
  • 4.3 Good length delivery on off, Faf hits it straight to the fielder at point.
  • 4.3 FIVE WIDES. Malinga attempts a bouncer but misses his line and length. He bowls it wide outside leg, du Plessis leaves it alone. Kusal Mendis dives to his left but cannot get close to it and it races away to the fence. Wide and a boundary signalled.
  • 4.2 Fuller delivery on off, Markram plays it with soft hands towards point and takes a single.
  • 4.1 Outstanding running. Back of a length delivery on off, Faf gets off the mark by tucking it through mid-wicket. The ball does not have the legs to reach the fence. Du Plessis and Markram run the first two quickly and get the third with ease as well.
  • 3.6 Dot ball to end the over. Length delivery on off, Markram follows the boundary with a back foot defense. 12/1
  • 3.5 FOUR! Class written all over that shot. Back of a length delivery on off, Markram gets on his back foot and punches it through covers for a boundary.
  • 3.4 On the fourth stump line, Markram lets it carry to the keeper.
  • 3.3 Good length delivery around off, Aiden cuts it straight to the fielder at point.
  • 3.2 DROPPED! Full length delivery on off, Markram looks to drive it straight. It goes uppishly off the inner half of his bat towards Udana. He was on his followthrough and he needed to go low. He does get two hands to it but can't hang on. Would have been a fantastic catch had he done that.
  • 3.1 Starts with a full length delivery on off, Markram hits it straight to the fielder at mid off.
  • Faf du Plessis is the next man in. Also, Isuru Udana comes into the attack.
  • 2.6 OUT! Quinton holes out. A big wicket for Sri Lanka. Length delivery on middle, de Kock looks to flick it over the square leg fielder. He does not time it well and finds the man to almost perfection. Avishka Fernando there runs in a bit and takes a comfortable catch. Brilliant fielding placement there from the skipper and he gets his man. The man-in form Quinton de Kock walks back. Ideal start for the Lankans, wickets is what they need if they are to defend this total and they have got one early. 8/1
  • 2.5 A length delivery around off, de Kock defends it towards the point region.
  • 2.4 A back of a length delivery on off, de Kock just taps it to point.
  • 2.3 A good of a length delivery around off, Markram just taps it towards the point region and runs a single.
  • 2.2 Outside the off corridor, Makram shoulders his arms on that.
  • 2.1 A shape outside for Malinga. The ball was pitching outside off on length. Makram lets it go.
  • 1.6 Dot ball to finish off the over. Shorter on off, Quinton gets on his back foot and blocks it. Tight start from de Silva just 3 runs off his first. 7/0
  • 1.5 Flighted on off, Quinton this time is able to drive it but straight to the fielder at cover.
  • 1.4 Safe! De Silva bowls it slower through the air. The ball turns away from the southpaw after pitching. De Kock stretches out and looks to drive but gets beaten Dickwella behind the stumps takes off the bails and asks the question. The square leg umpire takes it to the TV umpire. The replays roll in and show Quinton never left the crease.
  • The square leg umpire has gone upstairs for stumping. Quinton de Kock is the man in question.
  • 1.3 A tossed up delivery outside off, de Kock leans forward and drives it to covers, but midfield by the fielder helps de Kock to add a double to the score.
  • 1.2 A tossed up delivery on middle and leg, de Kock just manages to put it away.
  • 1.1 A full length delivery by de Silva to start. Markram drives to mid on and steals a single.
  • Dhananjaya de Silva to bowl with the second new ball. Spin to start from the other end.
  • 0.6 Goes for the yorker to end the over but ends up bowling a low full toss. De Kock looks to drive but it goes off the bottom to the fielder at mid off. Just the boundary from the first over then. 4/0
  • 0.5 Excellent shot but for no runs! Malinga once again is guilty of bowling it a little too straight. Gets away with it this time as de Kock flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 0.4 Realizes there is not a lot of movement so drags his length back and lands it outside off, de Kock goes chasing at it but gets beaten.
  • 0.3 From over the wicket now continues bowling it full. This is on off though, Malinga tries to swing it back in but once again the movement is not visible. De Kock strokes it to mid off.
  • 0.2 FOUR! South Africa are underway in style! Too easy for de Kock. Malinga sprays on his pads, de Kock says thank you very much and he flicks it through square leg for a boundary.
  • 0.1 Starts off with a full ball, looking for some swing is the veteran. There ain't any and de Kock strokes it confidently to covers.
  • We are back! The South African openers, Quinton de Kock and Aiden Markram are out in the middle. Lasith Malinga to bowl the first over.

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IPL 2019 POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Chennai
11 8 3 0 16
2
Delhi
11 7 4 0 14
3
Mumbai
10 6 4 0 12
4
Hyderabad
10 5 5 0 10
5
Punjab
11 5 6 0 10
6
Kolkata
11 4 7 0 8
7
Rajasthan
11 4 7 0 8
8
Bangalore
11 4 7 0 8
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